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Our hero carries on down the path that has been laid out before him. He must wrestle with the task of leading a new race of Demons and grapple with a madness that threatens to completely consume him - all while working with a bounty on his head and thousands seeking to kill him.

©2015 Charles Aylett Ashby Dean (P)2018 Charles Aylett Ashby Dean

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And who shall wear the Bathrobe and Crown?

The Bearded Lord of Bacon and Booze has broken my expectations with his third installment of the Bathrobe Knight. This is a series that I started listening to with my family when BK I first hit audible, and we all became hooked. My mistake was that I did not wait for them when I started BK III, and my son caught me listening. He had a complete hissy fit that I betrayed him by not sharing the new book (we usually listen when we go on long trips, but we haven't had anywhere to go for some time, and I wanted to get this bad boy reviewed). So, I had to swear to him that I would relisten to the book when we go on our family trip in August. That says a lot about how devoted Dean's listeners can be, and the rabid fervor hat his writng inspires.

In BK III we finally get to see Stephanie's plan, the truth about Darwin, and Charles's idea of what he expects Darwin to do. Cass falls into some hard times, Kitchens get upset that Big D might be looking up his precious flower's dress, and several members undergo some dramatic changes that you really do not see coming. Dean amps up this story, but he also lets it slow cook like a nice pig roast. There is a ton of action, and plenty of killing to go around, but he spools out the big picture stuff like you were a fish on a hook and he was just waiting for you to get tired before reeling you into his net.

My only concern is that this book seemed to be lacking one really big stick in your brain moment. For example, in BK I the spoon in the eye incident is something we all laugh about, BK II dealt with what happened with Caisson, the king. Yeah, ther are some great battle scenes, and the council encounter might be equivelent, but it didn't feel so. Nor did the encounter between Charles and Darwin, which was cool, but not a stand out in your mind book, not likie I have come to expect from a master wordsmith like Charles Dean. Did I like the book any less? No. I jest really wanted a gutbusting or heart wrenching moment. Cass's big scene could have fit the bill if things had gone another way, but this was not a wash out. I just got a great book that stayed awesome across the board, that's all.

Broadhead carries this book on his broad shoulders, and as always, does a great job. He is always infusing a scene with emotion, and he plays each character with a different and distinctive voice. My youngest son doesn't think he does female voices very well, and made me swear to say that, but I have no issues wit hhis rendition of the ladies; particularly Stephanie.

This book does not wrap things up, there is still plenty of story to tell, and it is clear that Darwin's journey is far from over, that Stephanie's plans are only just starting to come to fruition, and Cass is slowly becoming aware of everything that is happening around her. I truly anticipate the upcoming events, and trust that the Bacon Lord will keep us on a fun, exciting road as we find out humanity's fate. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Fizzled

this series had some good ideas but it has imploded. characterization & personalities are inconsistent. gaping plot holes the protagonist doesn't even ask about. most of the female characters are vapid and annoying.

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  • Kelvin
  • Hamlet, NC, USA
  • 11-08-18

Just...Bleeeh

If you compare the breadth of promise for a plot that the 1rst book setup to how the 3rd book ended it's like 2 different stories with the same characters. Trilogies like this are sadly becoming the reason I dont take chances on writers I'm not familiar withanymore. Too often it's a great 1rst book followed by a 2nd that erases plots and characters from the first (pk guild that were the main antagonists) and a 3rd that pulls something out of thin air to wrap up. Reminds me of Japanese anime plots that go off on weird tangents about ethics, morality or some other aspect that is completely cultural and screeches the plot to halt. We just ignore that Eve got backstabbed and shot by Stephanie when she kidnapped Darwin as a baby because the writer got bored and wanted to make her good? Great promise, in my opinion, weak delivery.

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  • Ash Wyn
  • MISSOULA, MT, United States
  • 10-22-18

It is a blast to dive in to this story.

I enjoyed this book immensely. But part ways through the story shifted dramatically as if the author decided to take the entire series and go in a completely different story and was forced to rush through and tie up loose ends before moving on. I am personally glad about that because the new direction looks able to keep the more humorous tone hopefully.

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Simile nightmare

This series started off fun and enjoyable, but over time sunk to a level that I was left scratching my head at. The contrived complexity and cringeworthy dialogue left me wishing it was a novel for young adults, all the while knowing the content of the material wasn't appropriate for that age range. It seems like a first attempt, and I hope the author can streamline his work, and perhaps get a voice actor that doesn't make everything sound so ridiculous.

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really needs an editor.

this is one of those books that reminds you of the old days when publications had editors who would actually give constructive criticism on how to edit a book. the story is good but there are a lot of repetitive sentences and bad dialogue. which I think is odd because there is another series by the same author that is a lot better. but I think most of the issues I have with this book are from the narrator, I mostly made it to the third book because of the characters, but I stopped more than a few times because of the absolutely annoying voice acting, giving every character the exact same tempo in every sentence. imagine the music video for Black Hole Sun where everyone's mouth got bigger , only it was at the end of everyone's sentence. please find another narrator for the book.

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great

I'm enjoying these books. Looking forward to the next one. You should check them out.

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What happened

I really enjoyed the first two books minus some of the really annoying voices but this one is just so hard to listen too maybe grab a different narrator or maybe it's just played itself out either way returned before the end.

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An interesting idea, but did not keep my attention

I thought the story line was a fun idea but found myself skipping ahead to just get to the end. The narrator kept emphasizing words in the sentences that would not normally have emphasis. It was really annoying to me. On a positive note he had a good variety of voices for different characters.

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My favorite so far. Tons of answers and reveals

No spoilers, but I was totally surprised with the outcome. Finally got answers I've been waiting for. Now that I think about it almost everything was foreshadowed and it all fits together. I love that. I hate it when authors just throw in random answers that don't match the other books. Fun listen.

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